Homemade Granola & It’s 3 Delicious Variations

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Eating nice, healthy breakfasts are a big part of having a good lifestyle. Having said that on most days I feel like I wake up and start my day in a rush. And that somehow ends up taking a toll on what I eat in the morning. So to keep my health in check I recently started preparing Homemade Granola. It’s yummy, healthy and works best for days when I seem to have no time to cook and eat my breakfast.

I usually like to have my homemade granola with a bowl of Greek yogurt and fruits. But this deliciousness can be eaten in more than one way. You could add some to your morning cereal or just pack some as an on-the-go snack. And you know it even tastes yum with a bowl full of ice cream, so sometimes as a dessert topping too. You could even sprinkle it over chocolate dipped fruits. If you like me have trouble eating bananas or even apples, try having it dipped in chocolate and decorated with granola.

So…let’s get started on how to make 3 different kinds of homemade granola.

1. Honey Almond Granola

Homemade Granola – Honey Almond
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Ingredients

  • Oats 2 Cups
  • Almonds 1 Cup
  • Honey 1/4 Cup
  • Butter 2 Tbsp
  • Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp

Preparation

Step 1

In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats and almonds) and keep aside.

Step 2

In a saucepan, heat the honey, brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract for at least 1-2 minutes. You’ll notice it starts bubbling. As soon as that happens, turn it off and pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients mixed in Step 1. Mix it to coat well.

Step 3

Bake the coated granola in an oven at 350°F (175°C), for about 25-30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes. Once ready, eat with a bowl of Greek yogurt, some fruits, nuts and seeds. Store the rest in an air tight container.

2. PeanutButter & Jelly Granola

Homemade Granola – Peanut Butter & Jelly
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Ingredients

  • Oats 2 Cups
  • Salted Peanuts 1/4 Cup
  • Honey 1/4 Cup
  • Strawberry Jam 2 Tbsp
  • Peanut Butter 2 Tbsp
  • Dried Cranberries Optional

Preparation

Step 1

In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats and salted peanuts) and keep aside.

Step 2

In a saucepan, heat the honey, strawberry jam and peanut butter until it melts. Once done, toss the oats and almonds in this to coat it.

Step 3

Bake the coated granola in an oven at 350°F (175°C), for about 25-30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes. Once ready, eat right away or store in an air tight container.

3. Fruit & Nut Granola

Homemade Granola – Fruit & Nut
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Ingredients

  • Oats 2 Cups
  • Chocolate Chips 1/2 Cup
  • Honey 1/4 Cup
  • Hazelnuts 1/4 Cup
  • Cherries 1/4 Cup
  • Cinnamon 2 Tbsp
  • Pumpkin Seeds 2 Tbsp
  • Butter 2 Tbsp
  • Dried Apricot Optional

Preparation

Step 1

In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats, hazelnuts, chopped cherries) and keep aside.

Step 2

In a saucepan, heat the chocolate chips, honey, brown sugar and butter until it’s melted. Once done, toss the dry ingredients in the mixture and coat well.

Step 3

Bake the coated granola in an oven at 350°F (175°C), for about 25-30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes. Once ready, eat right away or store in an air tight container.

Granola is a healthy option for those quick breakfasts, evening snacks and midnight sweet cravings. Loaded with oats, nuts and seeds this delicious treat is one that I like to make a big batch of every other week. To have something as yummy and healthy as granola just makes snacking so much more fun! What I absolutely love is how it is gluten free and doesn’t have any refined sugar either. So enjoy this crunchy snack, guilt free. You can also have a play with ingredients, maybe try different spices and make your own granola mix.
So, go on…make of this crunchy yummy breakfast treat for yourself too this week and you wouldn’t regret it (:

Happy Munching!

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